“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination”
― John Lennon
A child has an inborn sense of marvel. She grew up seeing the seeds her mother planted grow into wondrous beings, spiraling upwards as if reaching for the sun. The intricateness and breadth of nature, from the slithering, oozing, and crackling deep in the pockets of earths’ soil, to the chirping and swishing from above, was a dimension of exploration and of poetic, enduring beauty, and a growing, living being always surrounding. She grew up always observing the reality thats surrounds her, the people sitting and walking around her, telling their story through their expressions.
In my work I see constructing the detail not as painstaking, but as a fascination. I hand-sculpt and paint organic and realistic forms in the trompe l’ eoil fashion, engrossing myself in the study of the natural and human world. Through my pieces and imagery is told a lyrical story through funny or disturbing alterations, bordering on the grotesque.
Recently I have been making work that combines my two passions, art and psychology. I have been exploring and experimenting with portraiture and defining people around me in one “snapshot”, either through a facial expression or a compilation of objects.
A current piece I am working on draws upon my own experiences and memories as a child and combines a picture of my sister and I as kids with a pair of pandas, an animal that is loveable, innocent and awkward as likewise my sister and I were at a young age. Through nostalgia, playfulness, and the use of collage, I will create a lyrical story that calls upon and focuses on the limitlessness of the mind of a child and the goofiness that emerges from that.